One of the biggest, and most unwelcome revelations of the past few years is just how much social media platforms can be — and have been — used for manipulation and distribution of falsehoods. And in 2018, several social media executives were called into the hot seat in front of elected officials to account for their company’s inability to foresee, prevent, or, in some cases, efficiently treat their multitudinous problems. It’s the first time we’ve seen members of Congress give social media companies any kind of grilling over their security issues. So how’d we get here? We’re getting some interference…

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